Thursday, November 19, 2015

'Thangs Taken' Natives Rethinking Thanksgiving Nov. 22, 2015 Berkeley

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Family and Friends,
Do you have a child, niece or nephew, student or friend who would enjoy hearing an Ohlone Hummingbird Story or learning a traditional Wampanoag Duck Dance? Have you told them about the all new Thangs Taken for Kids and Families?

Do you want to hear the latest from #apachestronghold about the movement to protect Oak Flat in Arizona or the newest track from Lakota emcee Nataanii Means? Have you bought your ticket to Thangs Taken: rethinking thanksgiving?

Don't wait! Tickets are flying for the 8th Annual Thangs Taken: rethinking thanksgiving this Sunday, November 22nd at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley. Get yours now!

Thangs Takenrethinking thanksgiving
Featuring Corrina Gould (Chochenyo/Ohlone), Hartman Deetz (Wampanoag),Nataanii Means (Lakota/Navajo), Three BellsWitko (Oglala Lakota), Almas FronterizasIndigenize (Dine-Navajo), Oceania Coalition of Northern California and more.
Live silk screening by Rafael Moreno and Bobby Fuentes
Hosted by Lakota Harden and Ariel Luckey
Sunday, Nov 22, Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7
$10-$25 Sliding Scale
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Get your tickets HERE!

And new this year! Thangs Taken for Kids and Families!

Stories, Songs and Fun Activities for elementary school-aged children and their families featuring Corrina GouldHartman Deetz, and Kanyon Sayers-Roods(Costanoan Ohlone/Chumash). Join us as we make Corn Husk Dolls, learn a traditional Wampanoag Duck dance, hear Ohlone Hummingbird stories and more!
Sunday, November 22, Doors at 9:30am, Show 10-11am 
$5 for kids, $10 for adults and $15 for families
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Get your tickets HERE!


Thangs Takenrethinking thanksgiving is an annual cultural arts event that brings artists, activists and communities together to explore the complex history of Thanksgiving and to acknowledge the legacy of U.S. colonialism and genocide against Native Americans. Produced by the Free Land Project and curated and hosted by Ariel Luckey, Thangs Taken features live music, dance, film, spoken word poetry, hip hop theater and visual art installations from Native and non-Native artists. Grounded in grassroots activism, Thangs Taken also features leaders from local social and environmental justice organizations to provide information on current campaigns and concrete ways to take action in the community. With the arts at the center, people from diverse backgrounds gather to engage in critical dialogue and to stand in the power of our collective ability to create a world based in peace and justice that we can truly be thankful for. To learn more, check out thisVIDEO!

in gratitude,

Ariel Luckey

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